Obesity, metabolic syndrome and the risk of development of colonic diverticulosis.

  title={Obesity, metabolic syndrome and the risk of development of colonic diverticulosis.},
  author={Uri Kopylov and Shomron Ben-Horin and A Lahat and Shlomo Segev and Benjamin Avidan and Dan Carter},
  volume={86 3},
INTRODUCTION Colonic diverticulosis is a common condition with obscure pathogenesis. Obesity, hyperlipidemia and hypertension have been demonstrated to increase the risk of complicated diverticular disease, but the impact of metabolic risk factors on the prevalence of uncomplicated diverticulosis has not been clearly determined. AIMS The aim of the study was to examine the impact of obesity and metabolic syndrome on the prevalence of colonic diverticulosis. METHODS This retrospective case… CONTINUE READING


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